MVB Senate remarks on the Louisville canal, 21 April 1826

MVB Senate remarks on the Louisville canal, 21 April 1826

SENATE.

Mr. VAN BUREN said the aid of this Government could only be afforded to these objects of improvement, in three ways: by making a road or canal, and assuming jurisdiction—by making a road or canal, without assuming jurisdiction, leaving it to the States; or by making an appropriation, without doing either. In his opinion, the Government had no right to do either, and at some future time he should offer his reasons in support of this opinion.

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